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The Best Of The King's Singers


Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 297   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Cyrillus KreekWilliam ByrdCarlo GesualdoArvo Pärt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As part of Signum's 15th anniversary year we are delighted to release this celebratory collection of The Best of 'The King's Singers' – a 2-CD collection drawn from their now extensive catalogue on Signum.

The first CD includes titles from Christmas (the groups debut album with Signum, released in 2004), along with music from Landscape and Time, Treason and Discord, Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories, Sacred Bridges, Siglio d’Oro, Romance du soir, From the heart, High Flight and the 2012 release Royal Rhymes and Rounds.

The second CD presents songs from four albums: Six, From the heart, our most recent light album Swimming over London and the Grammy® Award winning Simple Gifts.
As part of Signum's 15th anniversary year we are delighted to release this celebratory collection of The Best of 'The King's Singers' – a 2-CD collection drawn from their now extensive catalogue on Signum.

The first CD includes titles from Christmas (the groups debut album with Signum, released in 2004), along with music from Landscape and Time, Treason and Discord, Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories, Sacred Bridges, Siglio d’Oro, Romance du soir, From the heart, High Flight and the 2012 release Royal Rhymes and Rounds.

The second CD presents songs from four albums: Six, From the heart, our most recent light album Swimming over London and the Grammy® Award winning Simple Gifts.
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Works on This Recording

1. Taaveti laulud: Onnis on inimene by Cyrillus Kreek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Modern 
Written: 1923 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2. Mass for 4 Voices: Gloria by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3. Responsories (9), Feria 5: no 1, In monte Oliveti by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4. Bogoroditse Devo by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Estonia 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6. Mon Dieu, j'ay en toy esperance by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7. My Heart is a Holy Place, for vocal ensemble by Patricia Van Ness
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
8. Versa est in luctum, for mixed chorus by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9. In Ieiunio et Fletu by Diogo Dias Melgaz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10. Shir Hamaalos (Song of degrees) by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
11. Rakastava, Op. 14 by Jean Sibelius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
12. Choruses (2), Op. 68: 1. Calme des Nuits by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13. Music, when soft voices die by Edward Bairstow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14. Lightly she whipped o'er the dales by John Mundy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
15. The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
16. Even such is time: Days by Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
17. Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18. A Lover's Journey: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? by Libby Larsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
19. Lullabye "Goodnight, my angel" by Billy Joel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20. You Are The New Day by John David
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Wales, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
21. She's Always a Woman, song by Billy Joel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
22. Greensleeves by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
23. Valparaiso, song by Sting
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
24. Hide and Seek, song by Imogen Heap
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
25. Straighten Up and Fly Right by Irving Mills
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
26. Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
27. Recipe for Love by Connick, Harry, Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
28. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
29. Swing low, sweet chariot by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
30. I'm Yours, song by Jason Mraz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
31. Silent love, for vocal ensemble by Mia Makaroff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
32. Blackbird by John Lennon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
33. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
34. Out of the Woods, song by Nickel Creek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
35. Swimming over London, for vocal ensemble by Charles Bennett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
36. Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States of Ame 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
37. Home, song by Amy Foster-Gillies
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
38. I Will Bow and Be Simple, Shaker hymn (a.k.a. Simple Gifts) by Traditional
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
39. Civitas sancti tui by William Byrd
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1589; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
40. Esti dal (Evening Song), folksong for high voice or mixed or male chorus by Zoltán Kodály
Period: Modern 
Written: 1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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